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Ashenden immediately thought of three reasons the detectives might have given
for seeking an interview with him and he wished that he were on terms sufficiently
familiar with them to make the suggestions. This was really an insult to the ...
For a moment he hesitated, but now that he saw her again he could not bear the
thought of being parted from her so soon. He accepted. And then she said: “'But
listen, my little one, you mustn't be silly, you know. The managers won't be too ...
He was quite content to work on a salary and thought himself adequately paid; so
long as he could educate his boys and leave his widow enough to live on what
was money to him? He thought it a trifle vulgar to be rich. He looked upon culture
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lamour - LibraryThing
This is volume three of Maugham's collected short stories. In this volume he has put his stories that have the same protagonist, Ashendan who is recruited to move to Switzerland where he will be a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jimgysin - LibraryThing
It's easy to see why this one is considered an archetype of espionage fiction. The fact that the book was first published back in the late 1920s means that some of the dialogue and narrative will ... Read full review